• Miapatrick replied to the topic Twice Upon a Time

    @toinfinityandbepond: I know, hence the ‘wonderful’ ūüėČ

    @Lisa, it was a great twist on that story. I didn’t quite like the emotional blackmail element of the film, or the idea of putting this greater value on his life. Theoretically, would someone less special just be left to jump?

    In this episode there was an element of Turn Right, what if One…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic Twice Upon a Time

    So the gin did it’s job last night so I had to watch it again this morning.

    A Christmas story about dissuading someone from committing suicide? Wonderful.

    I love that there was no evil plan. And the Captains expression when he asked ‘what you mean ‘one’.

    And the question of the memories. Regeneration feels like death to the Doctor sometimes,…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic Twice Upon a Time

    <p style=”text-align: right;”>@juniperfish– I was right there with you. River was there.</p>

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    Happy new Doctor Who episode day everyone!

    And Christmas offcourse.

    I have an obscene amount of Gin, I suspect a plot to get me passed out drunk before Who is on so they can watch something else. So just for now, I’m sticking to whiskey in spiced tea,

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    Bluesqueakpip – that article… I can buy they somehow forgot and sent the notice out to one of their non-English store (Don’t think it turned up in my local branch but then, I’d hardly know). Love they way they try to pass ‘must speak English at all times when they are at work’ as poor phrasing of ‘health and safety briefings must be carried out…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    Thank you and sorry to @wolfweed, @Craig, @Bluesqeekpip, @JimTheFish @Rorysmith @Bleckonstopthebrave @nerys @winston @missy and @whisit (and anyone else I missed, I did make a list) for you kind words and no responding before.

    My stepson spent most of the summer having a succession of mental crises (I did, to be fair, mentally implore him to at…[Read more]

  • @genek1953 – disregarding for present several Joss Whedon characters…

    there’s one more now!

  • @pstrong seconding¬†@mirime here.

    I do get it when people are saying what made the Doctor a great male role model ‘kind, non violent and somewhat unconventional’ is rather well put. He didn’t fall into the category of many male hero roles. He’s a professor, he uses his words not his muscles and so forth. It’s a good version of what being a man…[Read more]

  • Hi¬†@cloisterbell, wellcome to the site!

    The most negative comment’s I’ve heard from pro-female (or indifferent to female) Doctor have been about it being a safe choice or mentioning other women allegedly in the running who they would prefer. By and large I think that people who don’t object to the idea are reacting to the tantrums, not by any…[Read more]

  • @holly110 – which country?

    The problem is, I think, that what you’re saying just isn’t constructive. ‘I don’t like the decision, I’m done with the show, I’m selling my toys’ certainly isn’t worth as many posts as you’ve devoted to it.

    Just as people have the Doctor that they love, ‘their doctor’, people often have the Doctor that they hate. It’s…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    Just accepted my¬†<b>Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Humanities, First-class Honours¬†</b>from the Open University. Six years, where I rescued in total 21 dogs with health or emotional issues (one of them is ‘David the dog’ in Coronation Street now), moved house (which meant keeping a house with eight dogs in it viewer ready, moving into temporary a…[Read more]

  • @Jim4 – what about mums, and indeed, non parents?

    I’m also confused about your monsters comment. One thing you can say about Moffart, he’s created new monsters. Lots of new monsters. More perhaps than any single writer for Doctor Who.

    Just look at the last season. Daleks are compulsory if they ever want to use them about, but they were used…[Read more]

  • Interesting – and I love the bingo card! already filled it yesterday just browsing on my phone…

    @doctor2222: thing is, while an argument could be made about the sex of the Doctor in terms of change in dynamic (which in my opinion wouldn’t necessarily follow, but probably will) there is no valid argument regarding race. Nationality, yes, he…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Doctor Falls

    @nick, I don’t really mind her saving Bill. She’d already stalked her across time and space. And turning her into a creature like herself was fine, better than being a cyberman – much better, but she still retains the loss of her human body.
    I suppose the problem with establishing depth to the relationship is Bill’s wide eyed and delighted…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Doctor Falls

    @serahni – yes, I caught a look on his face when he said that.
    Regeneration isn’t just getting a new body. It is a kind of death. Memories are still there, maybe there is some trace of consciousness within the Doctor, but that personality doesn’t get to live any more.
    I’ve wondered before if the twelve regenerations limit is for psychological…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Doctor Falls

    And once again the cry of ‘Deux ex machina’ echoes across the battlefield. That is, the Guardian comment’s section.
    Missy was magnificent, and acted ‘without hope, without reward, without witness’.
    Of course the master isn’t dead. Something was passed between her and the Doctor.
    I had a horrible moment when Bill woke up in the barn, apparently…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic Empress of Mars

    re: Missy’s concern- could it be her version of ten with Harriot Jones? ‘Don’t you think she look’s tried’?
    If she could convince Nardole and Bill there was something wrong with the Doctor, that could create havoc.

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic Empress of Mars

    <p style=”text-align: left;”>@soundworld – ‘warrior’ wasn’t it? But mine too.</p>
    <p style=”text-align: left;”>@pedant @nick – the tardis said she ‘always takes you where you need to go’.</p>
    <p style=”text-align: left;”>Why did the Tardis need to take Nardole away? When he is clearly not as good as his former boss at driving it? So he had to…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Lie of the Land

    @missy– but he (in the simulation at least) plugged his brain into a device that would temporarily restore his sight at some great cost he knew not what- further regenerations, maybe. So his sight was pretty important at that point. (Before it occurred to him to use text to speech on the laptop). And then in what we can assume was the real world…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Lie of the Land

    Having quite an interesting conversation on the Guardian thread, about the misstelling of the frog and scorpion story – though someone has pointed out that there are other versions of the story – and the similar but different old woman and the snake story. Is the Doctor actually the old woman, taking in a freezing snake that begs her to save its…[Read more]

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